In the stream, students take credit courses in Drama and Vocal and can opt to take Dance. Working closely with teachers, they will engage in an education that seamlessly merges the academics with the arts. Various performances enable students to grasp an understanding of, as well as appreciate, the performing arts.
High school students will earn stage experience and knowledge of cultural background and theory in the performing arts. A student’s academic credits can be either college preparatory or University Preparation, depending on their chosen post-secondary path. They will take credit courses in Drama and Vocal, and can choose to take Dance. Preparing for careers in theatre, television, or film, students have the option of choosing specialized production courses in Drama. Various performance opportunities help students familiarize themselves with many forms of performing arts. They will perform in productions under the Young Theatre Company. Credits obtained in this stream will culminate in an OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) and will allow students to apply for either university or college programs.
*Elementary students: The streams do not apply to students in the younger levels at the Academy. Gr. 3-8 students are taught by subject specialists who are also qualified to teach at the secondary level. Faculty members offer work that meets the individualized needs of each student. Teachers help students in going beyond course material, both in and outside of the classroom, for a comprehensive understanding of the enriched curriculum components and their real life applications. In addition to the full academic curriculum, students are taking courses in performing arts, such as Dance, Drama, Music, and Vocal. Students can choose to alter the amount of dance training they receive. Students will be prepared for high school with a solid foundation in inquiry-based learning and experience in both performing and visual arts.